Lightning kills 5 in Kushtia

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PV Desk : Five people have been killed in a village in Kushtia after lightning struck them.

The incident has been reported from Mirpur Upazila of the western district on Sunday afternoon, said police.

Four others including a woman, injured in the lightning, have been hospitalised, Police Inspector Rafiqul Islam told bdnews24.com.

The lightning struck around 1:30pm when the victims were working at a crop field. Five of them died on the spot, he said.